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discardable much of the beat. a new report by amnesty international accuses the tech giant google and facebook of violating human rights by employing a surveillance based business model. also this hour drug maker purdue pharma faces renewed scrutiny after leaked documents reveal the extent of its effort to make up stories about its widely prescribed opiate painkillers. and beijing counter measures after the u.s. congress passes a bill back to hong kong protesters. there watching our team for national coming to you live from the russian capital where it's just turned 6 pm welcome to the program. google and facebook's business models
threaten human rights by being based on surveillance and according to a new amnesty international report the group alleges the tech giants violate privacy and freedom of expression. of all reports on the scene for national released a report outlining how facebook and google of the use human rights and that it's increasing dominance over the new global public square controlling the main channels the company's surveillance based business model forces people to make a fast whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse their report accuses google and facebook of violating the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale as well as freedom of expression. not only does it represent an intrusion into billions of people's private lives that can never be necessary or proportionate but the companies have
conditioned access to this services on consenting to processing and sharing of their personal data for marketing and advertising directly countering the right to decide when and how i want personal data can be shared with others it also accuses facebook of hidden manipulation for political ad targeting. the use of micro-targeting for political messaging can also limit people's freedom of expression by creating a curated worldview inhospitable to pluralistic political discourse on this is report has only confirmed what has long been known as both tag giants have been caught red handed countless times the world's eyes were opened to the risk these stack platforms posed back in 2018 by the facebook converts and led to the data scandal data from 87000000 people's profiles for harvested and used to my current target and manipulate people for political campaigning purposes and it looks like
we're still haven't learned all the lessons last week i reported on the wall street journal revealed that google partnered with healthcare provider asuncion to secretly collect and store magical records on millions of patients across 21 states all after the company failed to convince customers to hand over their medical data voluntarily meanwhile facebook has vividly denied the latest allegations made by amnesty international a person's choice to use facebook services and the way we collect receiver use data all clearly disclosed in acknowledged by users cannot meaningfully be likened to the involuntary and often unlawful government surveillance so is there a way for users to keep their data safe while i'm there were reports there is but it will take a radical overhaul of the way big tax operate. it's cools for the launch of data protection laws to make this a symbol more humane but is there
a place in real life for an entity that that has human rights at its core. now to the u.s. where leaked documents will be extensive lobbying by drug maker purdue pharma to market it's widely prescribed painkiller and downplay the risks the drug has been blamed as a major factor in america's opioid epidemic revelations were made by the investigative media outlet pro publica they include i'll geishas that purdue hard sympathetic experts to appear at leading media outlets pretty funded think tanks are also accused of writing misleading articles while negative coverage was often challenged by medical analysts with alleged ties to the drug maker with more here than. purdue pharma the corporation that created oxy cotton is generally blamed for the crisis due to their efforts to reorient the medical community and change the narrative regarding the dangers of addiction let's go over a specific example of how they went about doing this in 2004 the new york times ran
an article containing this wildly misleading statement regarding the danger of addiction contrary to media portrayals the typical oxycontin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit the author of that article is sally said tell a fellow at the american enterprise institute specializing in medical issues coincidentally the american enterprise institute received $50000.00 a year from purdue pharma since 2003 plus an additional 800000 dollars for special events according to documents received by pro publica but it gets better what study did said tell site in order to defend a funder of her institute the national household survey on drug abuse found that among non-medical oxycontin users 98 percent has also used other addictive pain relievers for non medical purposes and more than one 4th had used heroin well what they don't mention is that that study was actually carried out by employees and
consultants of purdue pharma now sally's to tell says she has no idea that her institute was funded by purdue the new york times and the american enterprise institute have denied any wrongdoing but sallies to tell didn't just defend the profits of purdue in the new york times she also did it elsewhere she was quite a media star when it came to propane killer opining. oxycontin does not cause addiction it's abusers are already addicts. the real public health damage here comes from the peach campaign conducted by zealous prosecutors and public interest advocates to demonize the drug itself. this is tragic because oxycontin has been a godsend for millions of patients. only a minority of people who are prescribe opiates for pain become addicted to them and those who do become addicted and who die from painkillers over do zeus' tend to obtain these medications from sources other than their own physicians but media
spin was just one step for do also funded other organizations to push its agenda of more prescriptions for pain killers the american academy of pain medicine and the american pain society promoted this for example studies indicate that it didn't over development of addiction when it's used for the relief of pain is low furthermore experience has shown a known addict can benefit from the carefully supervised judicious use of opioids for the treatment of pain for do it rich these donations were made but it defends its position purdue has been contacted over the years by policy experts at a variety of think tanks who are seeking additional context on industry issues for their work our engagement has always been appropriate and aimed at providing a science based perspective that the company felt was often overlooked in the larger policy conversation over 400000 americans have lost their lives to opioids since the year 2000 and many more lives have been ruined by addiction up and r.t.
new york purdue has made billions of dollars selling oxycontin and is now struggling thousands of legal cases the lawsuits claim the company aggressively push the drug off failing to be upfront about the risks of addiction and overdose on average $130.00 americans die each day from overdosing on opioids nearly 80 percent of heroin users abused painkillers addiction dr anna lemke things the influence of companies on think tanks is dangerous. that's typical for produce pharma to try to influence the way that doctors prescribe opioids by going into organizations that they know can influence the way that doctors think about how to treat pain so in this instance influencing important think tank which produces articles about whether or not oxy cotton is safe and effective is
a very clever and very standard way that produce pharma tries to influence opioid prescribing in the united states giving money to these think tanks you know a clear effort to influence them seems very dangerous indeed. the selection of nazi memorabilia has gone under the hammer and germany on the move has sparked a backlash from the jewish leaders in the country. the european jewish association claims they are tim's lack historical value and will simply be bought by those wishing to glorify the fascist regime auction houses director however claims most of their customers are museums unprofessional
collectors who quote deal meticulously with the subject. we're now joined live by the chairman of the european jewish association a rabbi menachem margolin what did you make of this auction. with thief this actually is an insult to the 6000000 jews who are and this is dangerous all the jews who live in your because you have to ask about else what kind of people to buy personal belongings of other vaguely and others if not because of those people out leaders or relations now you've said that this action should be banned and the buyer should be put on a watch list what's your reasoning behind that vessel if if intelligence service will not offer any person who seeks to buy groceries are items of and kind a leader so i says to nurse no question those people will be on the watch in order to make sure that there is no racial world little to something durable in the
future out of it during its power are made we destroyed not only digital in europe as the made in taiwan europe as a disaster if those people are still in spiration if there are some people who still think the those those the heritage of those people have to be kept those people have to be otherwise to make sure that the do not have any intention to take days to reach of the next level of them and this is one believe you have to be on the watch the argument is that these are historic artifacts to really think that they should be destroyed and stead of being used for research or anything else there is nothing to learn from the hat or the shoes of a lot of history this is nothing to learn from the foregone life of a whole theater of those who say that these are the rituals of completely lying does not include those things those things need to be destroyed in the center of believe because in die you will have to understand that is nothing to learn from those people but the opposite their heritage should be kept and nothing of the
belong to them should be lawful of anyone in europe because us of the what we believe what do you think it says about society that this action is seen by perfectly as perfectly normal by many people. yes now no question that we see a rise of others and it is in europe especially in germany just today a polish. another survey done by the a.d.l. from the united states where does all that one out one of each for europeans keep some under so many to been yet when we see so many jews are attacking you are going to see the rise of the power of the of the populace parties of neo nazis movement this is very sad this is very sad and is not rational dissent of action that basically make a lot of it poor again is a person as it is below us after we saw him like he's an important leader on how well philosopher or writer does this is one of the themes of the make something positive in the past will be shocking for everyone as part of the norm and this is
why we truly believe that the action house be doing this the support even may without any clear intention but they do support the majority of people will not only fight on the citizen but the basically supporting other possibilities are there to be a decision as it is europe today so the question then becomes what do you believe is the correct way to handle such items. those items any items that have anything to the good come to you do anything for any research should be archives of government but items of there's nothing to do that does not do for research point of view completely to be destroyed anything is a drill a de lorean drug and is it and is legal related to dual kind of leaders and isn't related to any other muscle wall or of those people heritage should be can be used
and should be out of question it ought to be out of question and those who were brought all german leaders just to get to the us and then to walk in the legislation to make sure that those items are to be treated is absolutely it is shocking you should understand that the people of europe today it is just our who are grandparents all lost it all you know the constitution because of all of egypt and its partners and today it is a had actually sort of $50000.00 people who would lie or desperation to get a model that should be shocking in a european tour so the future of the jewish community in europe is no question at all or rabbi menachem margolin they do so much for being with us today thank you such. a rather noisy instant during a t.v. interview with a us democratic lawmaker has gone viral and in its own bizarre way has highlighted the divisions and us politics has asked taylor more so than at that the at and
washington is frequently in truth and can travesty the public hearings in the latest trump impeachment saga into their 2nd week and everyone wants to know has done it will this be the straw that finally breaks the camel's back president used taxpayer dollars to ask the ukrainians to help achieve an election that can't be right guys i think we've got the wrong sound bite and. what really. ok no apparently that is right. what gate is on everyone's lips democratic representative eric was weighing in on the ongoing impeachment hearings when he dropped dropped an explosive bomb on m s n b c do you think though that while one world human stuff happens move on and 2 the
president of the united states of america could possibly be impeached potentially just the thought in the country's history but no the scandal over that quick moment is refusing really. to blow over and mainstream media is the leading the charge trying to get to the bottom of it i'm really sorry about the but i have to ask if this was you or someone in the studio it was not me and i didn't hear it when i was speaking you look like you heard it and are stifling a lot i guess i did not hear it even politicians have jumped on to the bandwagon keen to show off the shop wit. cutely when i didn't. cruz made a rookie ara and forgot that he too had been involved in the story that also rippled far and wide to show you senator and thank you for keeping it clean you
know without tracing out more so let's see what all the conspiracy theories on the table are the program on which i happened hardball tried to cover up its tracks and said it was just the presenter scraping his mug across the table to which swalwell took a leaf out of trump's book and breathed a sigh of relief but let's test that one out neal over to you. not sure so maybe another one the cameraman was to blame they always think they're safe just because the locking in the shot but guys is that even possible you know. no i thought of the theories held up to scrutiny though view was smelt a rat pluto was demoted as a planet which eric swalwell is now secure among the gas giants. is not
a candidate that you can stand behind the cover of is own way is worse than a crime so while iran stace is protest bolivia it faces a coup trump faces possible impeachment and the u.k. faces and not the string of cracks it delays the media follows it's very funny excellent nose for stories let's see when this one runs out of gas ok thoughts at this is ridiculous i mean are you know you can talk about this seriously and. you might have noticed a new feature we've started this week certain stories have a q.r. code alongside them which you can use to get more information on the story if you get a chance to give it a go around a short break. so
what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race is spearing dramatic development the only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. you know world of big partisan. lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
welcome back the u.s. congress has passed a bill in support of protesters in hong kong president trump is expected to sign it into law despite delicate trade talks with china but the move has angered beijing. you don't go with him go home kong part of china and hong kong affairs are china's internal affairs the united states should immediately stop interfering or it will be heed by negative consequences china will have to take strong counter measures to defend its national sovereignty security and development interests. the bill called the hong kong human rights and democracy act will allow sanctions to be imposed on those officials who suppress human rights in the city and also require an annual
assessment of hong kong's autonomy under the current chinese one country 2 systems the city has its own government and is in charge of its own economic affairs if any issues are flagged up hong kong special trade status with the u.s. would be revoked now with the territory having been wracked by with protests for months now it's already led to some economic consequences a number of companies have started to quit hong kong with the city losing its crown as the most lucrative for luxury swiss watches some companies have relocated to singapore amid the social unrest demonstrators are demanding the protection of democratic rights and official investigations into police brutality. political analyst just of chang believes tom doesn't really have a choice but to sign that although the president may have an ace up his sleeve. he
will probably sign it is expected that he will do so because the unanimous bolts in both houses of the u.s. congress very much represent the will of the united states the whole of the united states society and i don't say. you don't know this from administration you'll risk and can't deny saying and you believe the united states so wrong the express he still eighteen's a lot of power in the side of being on what action what actual message to be taken at a later day so there's still gives him a lot of room to maneuver. process has broken out in the haitian capital as hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the visit of the u.s. ambassador to the united nations reports say at least 2 people have been injured.
police used live ammunition rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds protesters were attempting to disrupt talks between the u.s. envoy and haiti's president the country has been crippled by a protest in september demanding the president steps down for a corruption scandal. high profile media outlets have been forced to backtrack on their reporting about child imprisonment at u.s. migrant camps under the trumpet ministration the reporting was based on a you want experts claim that $100000.00 migrant kids were being held at u.s. border facilities often in violation of international law outlets including the associated press the new york times and reuters picked up the story that's before the u.n. issued a clarification stating the figures relate to 2015 when president barack obama was still in office according to the latest u.s. government data the true number of migrant children held so far this year is 70000
outlets were quick to react but rather than correct the story in light of the new information some dropped out altogether if peace is withdrawing this story the author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration related u.s. detention but the total number of children in migration related u.s. detention in 2015 we will delete the story the fact that this stuff prickly news agency is going to bury news because it didn't feed the narrative they've been tasked with dispense and encapsulates everything wrong with the press in other words it makes obama democrats look bad so we will delete the story rather than issue a correction retraction because we can't have anyone reporting the truth wait do you try to lock up this children while obama was president diabolical did putin help him do that chadwick more columnist for spectator usa things such decisions
are driven by media bias. it was determined that that report was actually 2015. and they had sort of history of retraction of clarifying that they simply took the story down so it seems that the press is exposing itself more and more particularly on this issue with the border as being really propagandist. earlier r.t. america house rick sanchez asked larry king to comment on the current state of the u.s. media saying things outlets have long been entrenched along democratic and republican lines. what we have today in media. and that's a good quote. is that we have one network devoted to school civilly to the right one working exclusively to the left one network just says it's in the center of a c.n.n. has drifted left so the way we get our news is r t but we get our news from c.b.s. a.b.c. n.b.c.
at the appropriate half hour in the evening so are we were certainly you get the new was a few if you click around you're going to get the news if you only tune to em as and b.'s or fox you don't get the news you get a viewpoint on the news and fox that's a good point fox might have kept next and then that's our wrap up of the day's top news for now but don't forget you can always find us on many of your favorite social media platforms like twitter and facebook for up to the minute reports. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
the tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented for inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associate. in the school have a son of a moment goes. down person that football battle to stay on the moon the people who come out of the moment the focus of the whole story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that he would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so once in the making the
economy of venezuela schoolies. over the last 3 decades the european union has seen its enlargement as a way of helping its eastern neighbors democratize well keeping them firmly within its p.o. political as the e.u. is mantra of the bigger the best person to be the case. i am i skies are this is the kaiser report of markets to make a new all time highs interesting the money that is being forced into the. markets like a grain into the liver of a duck off farm it has to come from somewhere
a lot let's let's dig into this little bit more stacy yes as we always say the fed is feeding the ducks on their for farm over and over again but of course we're in new york and one of the good things about being in new york as we always tell the audience we get to watch the cable news we get to watch our so-called competitors and there is no worry here you know i've i've actually rather have our competitors be better because it encourages us to be better but nevertheless also when we're in hotels we get to see the financial times and you see all that the cable news except for kaiser report is covering and it's really important head of the financial times private equity firm k.k. our lines up 70000000000 dollar buyout of walgreens boots walgreens boots obviously are a consolidation 1 of a pharmaceutical company this little sad emotional there is probably a good. explanation of this whole story so they're taking it private biggest deal
in history all your obamacare money well now belong to who is it stephen schwarzman no no he's at blackstone k.k. are painted travis exactly ok are right this plays into the steam of neo feudalism everything being taken private so what is i mean that means for example walgreen's boats already merger as you discussed there's fewer and fewer competing companies competing with each other they're all being consolidated to an oligarch played them in a monopoly and then they are taken private so. $70000000000.00 deal largest private equity deal ever and those deals are going to need to become bigger and bigger will say $150000000000.00 deals with every $300000000000.00 i'm sure warren buffett also berkshire hathaway in a $600000000000.00 deal with some saudi prince at some point but it's all being taken private and that's just another stepping stone along the way that trend we've been talking about here for a few years and if they're spending $70000000000.00 and it's not their money they're borrowing that $70000000000.00 or.
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